Did you know... if a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 5, by the time they are 18, they will have endured at least 18,980 finger pokes?

Our Partners for a Cure will donate all or a portion of their profits to Children With Diabetes Foundation. Take a look!

Contact Us to become a Partner for a Cure!

In order to be considered for funding by the CWD Foundation, research must lead to a cure or prevention of type 1 diabetes. To be defined as a cure we expect the ultimate cure to meet 3 criteria

  • Efficacious
  • Safe for all
  • Affordable to the general population

Examples include


  • Encapsulated Porcine Islet Cell Transplantation
  • Autologous stem cell transplantation
  • Cord blood research
  • Short term immunosuppression


  • Nutritional intervention to prevent type 1 diabetes and other clinical trials that may prove to be effective.

We will accept grant applications on JDRF grant forms or click here for our guidelines.



Current RFAs

The CWD Foundation is soliciting applications from institutions currently participating in human trials of xenotransplantation research or those who are developing  xenotransplantation studies for the cure of Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM). 
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Although the focus of the posted RFA is for xenotransplantation studies, we will also consider clinically relevant prevention studies and other clincically relevant studies that will lead to euglycemia in people with T1DM.  As we are a relatively small foundation, we encourage you to solicit funding from multiple sources. We encourage you to submit questions to: info@cwdfoundation.org


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